Google starts mapping project which is known with the name google map is focused on so-called driver-assistance systems that enable cars to automate some driving features and help them see what is ahead or around a corner. Google released an early version of this in December, called Vehicle Mapping Service that incorporates sensor data from cars into their maps.
For now, Google is offering it to carmakers that use Android Automotive; the company has embedded operating system for cars. Google has named three partners for that system to date, but other automakers are reluctant to hand their dashboards over to the search giant. So Google is looking to expand the features on the mapping service and find other ways to distribute it, these people said.
“We’ve built a comprehensive map of the world for people and we are working to expand the utility to our maps to cars,” a google tracking spokesperson said in a statement. She declined to comment on plans.
At the same time, Way Mo and the other giants with sizable driverless research arms—including General Motors Co., Uber Technologies Inc. and Ford Motor Co.—are all sending out their own fleets to create rich, detailed HD maps for use in driverless cars. There are also smaller startups hawking gadgets or specialized software to build these maps for automakers that find themselves farther behind. Still other suppliers are working on mapping services for conventional cars with limited robotic feature.
These self-driving maps are far more demanding than older digital ones in Google map , prompting huge investments across Detroit, Silicon Valley and China. “An autonomous vehicle wants that to be as precise, accurate and up-to-date as possible,” said Bryan Sale sky, who leads Argo AI LLC, a year-old startup backed by a $1 billion investment by Ford. The “off-the-shelf solution doesn’t quite exist.”
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